Birth Name: Christopher Lee
Birth Place: Belgravia, England, GB
Born Christopher Frank Carandini Lee in Belgravia, London, England on May 27, 1922 - ironically, the same month and day as fellow horror icon Vincent Price, and one day after his friend and frequent co-star Peter Cushing - Lee was born to Estelle Marie Carandini di Sarzano, a descendant of Italian nobility, and Geoffrey Trollope Lee, a lieutenant colonel in the 60th King's Rifle Corps. Artists were also in his bloodline; his great-grandparents founded the first opera company in Austria, and in later years, Lee demonstrated a proficiency at singing in a variety of styles, including light opera.His parents separated when he was very young, so he relocated to Switzerland with his mother and sis...
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